Eevia Health Prepares to Increase Elderberry Extract Production


Eevia Health Oy, a Finnish producer of organic-certified plant extracts, has received large orders from US customers for Elderberry extract, which is very popular as an immune-stimulant among other indications.

Seinäjoki, Finland, June 2nd, 2020 – Eevia Health Oy produces standardized plant extracts from plant raw materials, especially berries such as lingonberries, bilberries, and other plant and fungi-material such as pine bark and Chaga mushroom. So far, all of Eevia’s plant materials have been hand-picked from the pristine Arctic forests in Finnish Lapland. Recently, there has been a robust increase in demand for elderberry extracts, which grow quite widely in Europe. Eevia Health Oy has accepted to cater to this demand and has received significant orders for its new elderberry product Feno-Sambucus 14. Only one single order was for 820 000 euros. However, the overall order-volume for Elderberries currently is over 2 million euros. The challenge being addressed right now is to acquire enough raw materials to serve all orders, so Eevia Health Oy cannot currently confirm for the total order demand.

“We have spent years specializing with the arctic bilberries and more typical species in the north and look forward to adding our talents to the robust elderberry market. We extracted for the same bioactive in elderberries, the anthocyanins, as we do in bilberries. It is, therefore, a very straight forward business for us to undertake this new product. We have demand for extracts from elderberry for several million euros and we have temporarily accepted only a smaller fraction of these orders while we work to increase our production. We believe that the elderberry carries the potential to be another backbone to our business, joining the lingonberry, bilberry, and other berry extracts,” reveals Sales Manager, Anna-Maija Vanhatalo from Eevia Health Oy.

Pickers harvest Elderberries (Sambucus) from a genus of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae. Elderberry extracts are traditionally used as an immune stimulant, including against flu and colds and other conditions.

You can download the full press release here: Large orders for Berry extract